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Preparing students for lives of purpose, achievement, and generosity of spirit

distinctly potomac

Love Of Learning

fostering a learning environment where curiosity, challenge, and support converge

Potomac Academics

Character At The Core

embodying Potomac’s core values – courage, humility, integrity, respect, and perseverance

Our Values

Skills That Last A Lifetime

preparing future-ready minds with the tools to tackle life’s complexities

Focus on Life Skills

we shine together

space to grow

Pimmit Run - A Place to Explore

From science classes to outdoor exploration.

Our 90 Acre Wooded Campus

So many trails to explore. 

Upper School

A large quad, fields, garden and woods surrounds the Upper School

Recess in the Woods

Bamboo forests, trails, streams and ponds. So much space to explore.

Lower School

Playgrounds, climbing wall, play structures leading to the woods outside the Lower School.

Spangler Center for Athletics and Community

76,000 square feet of athletic facilities.

Flag Circle Building

Admissions, Advancement, Alumni, Business, Transportation offices, and LS/MS Dining Room

Our Cherished Gum Tree

Standing tall over the Tundra.

Outdoor Science & Art Pavillion

Providing space for creativity and exploration outdoors.

Softball Field

Indoor Track

Seven Squash Courts

Fitness Room

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Weight Room

Turf Field and Track

75,000 Square Foot Spangler Center for Athletics and Community

Basketball, volleyball, and Fitness Center

Yoga Room

Baseball Field and Two Soccer/LAX Fields

Tennis Courts

Lee Practice Field

Ceramics Studio

One of our many arts studios

Upper School Painting Studio

Engelhard Center for the Performing Arts

Lower School Art Room

Upper School Theater

Band Practice Room

Light-filled Classrooms

Lower School Classroom

Room to Create Art

Spaces to Collaborate

Space to Play

Play Ball!

Finding Yourself in Nature

Spaces to Play

A Bamboo Jungle

Lower School Lunchroom

Middle School

So much space to gather outside

Upper and lower ponds to explore

The Pingree Garden

Middle School Lunchroom

Middle School Outdoor Classroom

Students meet at the Morton fire deck

Arundel Library

Intermediate School Commons

Lots of place to gather

Upper School East Wing

Upper School Crossroads

Robotics Center

Upper School Crossroads

Upper School Quad

Upper School Library

Upper School Campus

Football Field

Turf Field

we'll get you there

Bowie

Rockville

Silver Spring

Bethesda

Reston

Marlo Heights

Vienna

Washington, DC

Arlington

Largo

Alexandria

Great Falls

Falls Church

The Potomac School is located 3 miles from Washington, DC. Our extensive bus fleet transports students from 101 zip codes

alumni spotlight

Valerie Plesch ’98

Photojournalist Valerie Plesch ’98 explores the human experience and shares her passion for visual storytelling. Valerie Plesch '980

Jonathan Haworth ‘00

London-based journalist Jonathan Haworth ‘00 has spent the past decade defining what constitutes news and deciding how best to tell the stories that matter. Jonathan Haworth '00

Louisa Cannell '09

Artist Louisa Cannell ‘09 is using her talents to advance social causes and sharing her professional knowledge with a new generation of aspiring artists Louisa Cannell '09

did you know?

facts our
kids love

90

acres of ponds, streams, and wooded nature trails

3

llamas on campus

4

outdoor classrooms

5

years of being ranked among the top speech/debate schools in the country

$3m

raised each year to support current operations

106

National Merit Scholars and Finalists over the past 15 years

facts our
parents love